On a recent television interview, I was asked, what comes first, accountable organizations or accountable individuals? I believe that organizations that show a culture based on accountability or those organizations that have developed and have built themselves around a group of accountable individuals. It’s the individual accountability that comes together to create that culture with an organization that’s based on accountability. So how do we do that? Well I think you can nurture both. Not
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We open the newspaper or a magazine or we read online all the time about people who are doing amazing things, they’re achieving at a high level, they are the next super achiever. Well, you can be the next super achiever if you had these things in place. First of all, know your strategic intent. Know what it is that you want to achieve because when you know what you want, it’s easier to figure
There are six things that every accountable leader must know if we’re going to be successful in what we’re trying to do. The first one is that, please know everyone is watching you. Everyone watches the leader; everyone looks to the leader to set the example. How do you dress, how do you act, how hard do you work, when do you show up, where do you park your car. As the leader, we need
There are three things that can erode your personal accountability and how you appear to others within the organization and in your personal life. The first is when your actions don’t align with your words. If you say you’re going to do something, then you need to do it. People need to know that you’re responsible. People need to know that you will come through, that you are accountable for the commitments that you’ve made.
Recently, two flights that were scheduled to land at Regan National around midnight had to abort their landing. They circled, regrouped and then were able to successfully land. What happened? Well, no air traffic controllers responded from the local tower. Was the door locked with the air traffic controller outside or did they fall asleep? No one really knows quite yet. But the airlines had a plan B. They were able to communicate with another